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22 Ways to Repurpose Old Magazines

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15. Give them away to a friend.

16. Donate to doctor’s offices or anywhere else that has a waiting room.

17. Cut out the images and text for collages. Collage is always a fun craft to do with kids!

18. Donate them to a school or library.

19. Save them up until the holidays get here, and create these adorable upcycled Christmas trees.

20. Cut out perfect squares, and use your old magazines to make fun pinwheels. The covers work best, or you can double up pages).

21. Use cut out images and words to make your own custom marble magnets.

22. Use them to make papier mache projects.

Have you guys gotten crafty with old magazines? I’d love to keep the reuse inspiration going in the comments!

Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by Greencolander

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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11:28PM PDT on Apr 28, 2014

Thanks! love these ideas!

9:05PM PST on Feb 19, 2014

Thank-you for posting, has some good ideas.

5:53AM PST on Feb 1, 2014

My magazines go to a nursing home -- they use them both as reading material and craft projects. They are always delighted to get them.

6:01PM PST on Jan 31, 2014

Thanks for the crafty tips.

1:59AM PST on Jan 6, 2014


9:45PM PST on Jan 1, 2014

Some very interesting ideas here, some I did in Girl Scouts about 50 years ago, like the Christmas trees.

8:24AM PST on Dec 31, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

11:11PM PST on Dec 30, 2013

great ideas

9:49PM PST on Dec 25, 2013

will try to make a recycle plant stand - thanks for the article

5:13AM PST on Dec 25, 2013

Not 4 me--I just donate them to the local libraries+some I keep. Thanks

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